Urgent care clinic to open today
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care will open its doors for business today. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday and is located at 6744 NW Cache Road.
Xpress Wellness will offer services for acute type situations, such as strains, sprains, flus, colds and allergies, along with occupational medicine, sports physicals, drug testing, breath alcohol testing and workers compensation. There will be a full-time physician and nurse practitioner onsite.
Scott Williams, chief medical officer, and Brian Hayden, president, of Xpress Wellness have opened clinics in Enid, Elk City, Woodward, Weatherford, Shawnee, Muskogee and Sapulpa. Lawton's Xpress Wellness is the eighth clinic Williams and Hayden have opened in the last year and a half.
"We've done six in the last 11 months," Hayden said. "They're all like little children to us."
Williams and Hayden wanted to open Xpress Wellness because of the new changes in health care and to increase people's accessibility and availability to services. Xpress Wellness will take most all insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sooner Care and Tri Care.
When scoping out the next place to establish the next Xpress Wellness, Williams and Hayden liked the Lawton area and thought the clinic could benefit the city.
"It's a big community, and we just felt like there was an opportunity to be a service and a convenience to the folks in the Lawton area," Hayden said.